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“To choose someone to work as writer-in-residence, an eight-month term that runs from September to April, the university first looks at what kind of writer it would like, says Leckie (Ross Leckie, director of creative writing with the department of English at UNB.)…”He’s an internationally respected novelist, but is also a very fine poet and has written some non-fiction as well.”

Working With Other Writers Daily Gleaner, November 2008

 

New Writer-in-Residence at UNB Daily Gleaner,  October 2008

“UNB-Fredericton novelist says he forgot to go home after embarking on an overseas adventure 11 years ago Born in Ireland, Gerard Beirne is an award-winning poet and fiction-writer.” Salon Interview, Telegraph Journal, 2009


“In the summer of ’93, an MFA under my belt, we set out from Bellingham, pitching our tent aboard the ferry up the Inside Passage. With the names of John’s friends in Homer and Cordova stuffed in our top pockets and little else we embarked on this remarkable experience. ” Alaska Writers interview, 2004

Internationally-respected writer will speak at local ‘Stories’ exhibition  NB Business Journal, December 2008

 

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